The Concert for Jennifer Rinaldo March 21

On Saturday, March 21, 2015, longtime local show promoter, Brian Pattison will be putting on the 2nd annual ‘Concert for Jennifer Rinaldo’ at the Rockin’ Buffalo Saloon in West Seneca, NY. Jennifer was Brian’s dear friend as well as a great friend to the Buffalo music scene. She was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer just days before Christmas 2011. She was 40 at the time. After battling through chemotherapy for the next few months, she switched over to advanced treatments at CCS Oncology, but both the disease and the side effects from the treatments ultimately took their toll on her. She passed away on September 14, 2013, leaving behind 3 children.

The financial burden on the Rinaldo family has been devastating, so naturally, the Buffalo metal scene is uniting once again to come to their aid.

Here’s the lineup:

Buffalo hardcore

WNY’s best folk-metal

Syracuse punk/hardcore

BUDOKAN – Cheap Trick tribute featuring Matt Backlas (guitar), Mike Jeffers (drums), Jesse Benker (vocals), Brian Pattison (guitar), and Joe Villella (bass

Buffalo punks

Online donations for the Rinaldo family are being accepted via Paypal to Just put “Rinaldo” in the subject. This concert is meant to raise money for Jennifer’s children as well as Hospice. Admission is $10, doors are at 7 pm and the music starts at 8 pm. The Rockin’ Buffalo Saloon is located at 1800 Union Rd. in West Seneca, NY. Come out and support this extremely worthy cause!